Daily Archives: 2016-05-12

Disciplinary action against doctor a significant development in fight against unethical practices

Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME)’s statement on the judgement passed by the High Court to suspend Dr Wong Him Choon for six months after hearing an appeal by the Singapore Medical Council on the earlier decision by a Disciplinary Tribunal to acquit Dr Wong of professional misconduct. In 2011, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) filed a complaint against …

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Human Rights Defenders call on Thailand to accept all the recommendations concerning protection of HRDs and freedom of expression

Statement by Human Rights Defenders in Thailand at the 2nd cycle of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Thailand Today Member States of the United Nations (UN) gathered in Geneva for the 2nd cycle of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Thailand. Community-based Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and civil society organisations welcome the …

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Double A paper – a sustainable solution for paper consumption?

The annual haze that shrouds Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia in an unhealthy smog appears to have increased the environmental awareness of the average consumer, who seems more concerned about the environmental impact of everyday products available on the market. Last year, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) got all its products removed from the shelves of supermarket chains NTUC FairPrice, Sheng …

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Respond to threats of terrorism with due process

By Jolene Tan I am troubled by the recent news of more arrests under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for alleged involvement in potential terrorist activities. I recognise that the threat of political violence is serious and, where proven, necessitates a response from law enforcement agencies.  Movements rooted in fascist ideologies are active around the world and Singapore is not …

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At what cost of citizen’s privacy, comes their freedom and security

By M Ravi Had a fruitful panel discussion in Bangkok this afternoon organized by the International Commission of Jurists ( ICJ). The panel discussion is part of a 2 day Annual ASEAN Lawyers Meeting on Countering Terrorism and Protecting Human Rights. I was slated to speak on Counter Terrorism, National Security and the right to privacy in Singapore. I started …

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National Stadium turf criticised following Tampines vs Selangor game

As the Tampines Rovers triumphed over Selangor 1 – 0, qualifying them for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup round of 16, problems were raised over the National Stadium turf where they played their winning game on. Majority of the complaints were that the turf was slippery, making it tough of players to maintain their footing. Patches of the turf …

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Commodities rebounds on weaker Dollar

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Commodities – Major commodities’ prices – including crude oil, gold and silver – rebounded yesterday as the Dollar Index slid for a second day to around 93.80. The crude oil price closed 3.2% higher on Wednesday, reaching a six-month-high. Last night, the US DoE weekly report showed that the commercial oil inventory has surprisingly dropped by …

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